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DUBLIN 5: R.E.M. WRAP UP WORKING REHEARSALS IN STYLE


The grand experiment conducted by messrs. Buck, Mills, Stipe, McCaughey and Rieflin at the Olympia in Dublin, Ireland ended on an extremely high note tonight as the band turned in a tremendous performance full of highlights. There were so many memorable lines from Michael that it would be difficult

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Dublin 3–WORKING REHEARSAL RESUMES


Day three of the Dublin working rehearsals witnessed a powerful performance from the band who once again “tried out” eleven new songs as well as several songs from Fables of the Reconstruction and Reckoning. The new songs which include such WORKING titles as “Horse To Water,” “Staring Down the

Dublin 4–WORKSONGS AND A FEW NEW OLIVE BRANCHES


R.E.M maintained the momentum and pace of Tuesday night’s juggernaut performance with another strong showing at the Olympia in Dublin Wednesday. Alongside new numbers like “Mr. Richards,” “Accelerate,” and “Until The Day Is Done” –(all working titles)–the band continued to introduce songs from the deepest niche of the back

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DAY 4: the photos


Some more of Chris Bilheimer’s photos from the fourth night.

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MONDAY ROUNDUP FROM DUBLIN


With two shows down and three to go, we’re all enjoying a day off in Dublin, taking tours (the Viking Splash tour is a blast), visiting friends, catching up on rest, nursing slightly “sore” heads, marvelling at the really good Irish weather (where’s the rain been), but more

DUBLIN 2–WORKING REHEARSAL ROLLS ON


Sunday night’s sell-out crowd at the Olympia was witness to another scintillating set from R.E.M. as the band worked their way through 11 new songs including closer “I’m Gonna DJ” as well as such classics as “Wolves, Lower,” “Sitting Still,” “These Days,” “Heron House,” “Second Guessing,” and “Electrolite.”

Support was from

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R.E.M. OPENS WORKING REHEARSALS IN DUBLIN


R.E.M opens their five-night stand at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin this evening. Saturday night’s support comes from Dublin’s own David Kitt.

If you weren’t able to make it to Dublin, never fear. We’re offering a full line of Olympia merchandise in the Thriftstore.

We’ll have a full

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R.E.M. OPENING REHEARSAL ROCKS DUBLIN


The band kicked off its rehearsals in Dublin in electrifying form to a packed, spirited sellout crowd tonight at the Olympia Theatre. The set tipped heavily in the direction of brand new songs, ten in all, but also featured a selection of classics including “Second Guessing,” “Letter Never

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***UPDATE*** PETER & MIKE ON DAVE FANNING SHOW TONIGHT


UPDATE: Owing to technical problems in post production, Dave Fanning’s interview with R.E.M. scheduled for broadcast tonight on RTE Radio 1(Ireland) and www.rte.ie/radio1/drivetime has had to be deferred. In its place tonight at 1900hrs (Irish Time GMT +1) archive of previous interviews will be broadcast.

The full interview as recorded

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LEFT OF THE DIAL RE-AIRS FRIDAY


Just a reminder that the BBC’s excellent feature on American Alternative Rock, “Left of the Dial (program 6 of “The Seven Ages of Rock” special), will be re-broadcast on BBC 1, Friday, June 29th at 12.05am.

For more information on “Left of the Dial” please click here.

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DUBLIN TICKET UPDATE


We are pleased to announce that a limited number of tickets for R.E.M.’s five-night stand at the Olympia Theatre will be released to fans each show day at 4pm. The tickets are priced at 50 euros each and will be available at the Olympia box office. There is a limit

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BERTIS REPORTS FROM DUBLIN


A few random Dublin memories from over the years, on my first day here this time:

Our first time here was 1984, the band’s second tour of Europe, back in the Reckoning days when that meant a few club shows where they could be arranged. SFX was the hall,